What are the side effects from the vaccine?

Side effects that have been reported with the COVID-19 vaccine include:

  • Pain, redness or swelling at the site of injection
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Swollen lymph nodes

Side effects may occur the day after vaccination and are normal signs that the vaccine is working. You can take fever or pain relievers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen if needed or apply a cool compress to the injection site. Contact your healthcare provider if you are concerned or if the symptoms don’t go away within two days (48 hours).

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3. What are the side effects from the vaccine?
4. What adverse reactions were reported for the vaccine?
5. Will the vaccine give me COVID?
6. How do I know if a message or email offering vaccination options is legitimate?
7. When will I get vaccinated?
8. Who should get the vaccine?
9. If I had COVID, should I still get vaccinated?
10. Do I get to choose which vaccine I get?
11. Once I get the vaccine, can I stop wearing a mask?
12. How does the vaccine work?
13. Does the vaccine change my DNA or implant a chip?
14. What is in the vaccine?
15. Where do I find accurate info about the COVID vaccine?
16. Where can I get my COVID-19 Vaccine Record?
17. Do I need a booster?